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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX 76043
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy...

Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.

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Signage could be better

We enjoyed our walks and efforts to see the dinosaur tracks. Though our efforts were rewarded, signage of where to actually see the tracks should be improved.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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Harlingen, Texas
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I highly recommend visiting this place even if you are not into dinosaurs. It is an amazing feeling to walk the trails the dinosaurs left behind. It is best to go when the river level is low to be able to see their foot prints. The park is small compared to other Texas Parks but its definitely unique and a... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have an excellent display of Dinosaurs on display right in the parking lot. There are lots of attractions and a gift shop right there and also farther down the road.

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Thank Clint F
Dallas, Texas
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711 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our walks and efforts to see the dinosaur tracks. Though our efforts were rewarded, signage of where to actually see the tracks should be improved.

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Thank jbwhitehouse
Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

January is not the time of year to visit this State Park. The water is too cold to be crossing to look for dinosaur tracks. Camping fee $25 per night plus $7 per person day use fee. The sites were heavily wooded and vegetated. A macadam trail was on top of the river bank. We followed it about 1/4 mile... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Youngest grandson celebrated his 7th Birthday with his parents, siblings, cousins, friends and both sets of grandparents at the camp ground. His birthday party with presents and a Pinnate took place at the camper. We had a campfire and finished the evening with roasting marshmallows. During the day Bradley and his family trekked in the river checking out Dinosaur... More 

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Thank Stinalr
Glen Rose, Texas
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is worth the time if all you are interested in are dinosaur footprints but there is much more to see and do. Families can play in the river and swim in the Blue Hole as well as hike or ride bicycles over miles of trails through rugged country with beautiful views. The rangers offer guided hikes and bird... More 

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Thank tXlady43
Fort Worth, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Dinosaur Valley on a ridiculously beautiful weekend in February. The cost was $7 per adult to get in. Later in the day, rangers will stand outside the first building to assist you, If you get there too early, you have to park and go to the little building. At this building you can also get a Junior... More 

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Tomball
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to a lot of state parks recently, and this one is definitely a good one to visit. We didn't camp, but we hiked most of the trails on once side of the river. The trails are decently marked, but could definitely use some more signage. We crossed over the river (ankle deep freezing cold water) to see... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we didn’t take advantage of the campgrounds we did spend 2 days in the park. We spent the time exploring the tracks of animals the lived tens of thousands years ago, and exploring the trails around the park. The trails are well marked and an easy to moderate walk/climb. The cost was 7.00 per person per day, and well... More 

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2 Thank Lou S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a trip to Glen Rose over New Year's Weekend and fell in love with Dinosaur Valley State Park. The park offered a New Year's Day Hike and Dino Plunge (polar plunge) on the first day of the year. The staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the park. They offered a long and a short hike, depending on... More 

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